Artist News | June Part I

Artist News | June Part I

It’s finally beginning to feel like summer so put on your flip-flops and get ready for some hot art!

Check out the following exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances and remember to let us know what you think on social media by using the hashtags #NYSCANYFAFellow and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Ronald Rand (Sponsored Project)
Celebrate Ronald Rand’s new book Create! How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live, which features over 100 interviews with people including Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, and Chita Rivera.
When: June 9, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street, New York, NY 10018

Leigh Davis (Sponsored Project)
Join artist Leigh Davis for Inquiry into the ELE (End-Of-Life Experience), a conversation focusing on end-of-life experiences.
When: June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM
Where: Open Source Gallery, 306 17th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215

Pat Oleszko (Fellow in Performance ‘87, ’91, ’01) and Martha Wilson ( Fellow in Performance ’01)
Oleszko and Wilson will both be part of Art Rising, a performance action addressing the elimination of the arts in the most recent budget proposed by the Trump administration.
When: June 14, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: 5th Floor Public Garden, 725 5th Avenue, Trump Tower, New York, New York 10022

Laurie Krauz (Sponsored Project)
Laura Krauz will be performing at the Weill Recital Hall as part of That’s Entertainment: Dietz & Schwartz & Friends. Krauz’s Tapestry Rewoven is a NYFA fiscally sponsored project.
When: June 20, 2017, 7:30 PM
Where: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Swale (Sponsored Project)
Check out Swales floating food forest at the Brooklyn Bridge Park!
When: Now through June 30, 2017
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6

Artmakers, Inc. (Sponsored Organization)
The exhibition La Lucha Continua: The Struggle Continues shares political murals from 1985 and 2017 addressing political issues like gentrification, police brutality, immigration, and feminism.
When: Now through July 31, 2017 (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)
Where: The Loisaida Center, 710 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009 

Nari Ward (Fellow in Poetry ’86, Sculpture ’07)
TILL, LIT is an exhibition of new work comprised of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and installations examining the ways value is assigned throughout society.
When: Now through August 25, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Nari Ward (Fellow in Poetry ’86, Sculpture ’07)
Socrates Sculpture Park presents G.O.A.T., again, New York’s first institutional solo exhibition of Nari Ward.
When: Now through September 4, 2017
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, New York, NY 1110

14 Sculptors Gallery (Sponsored Organization)
14 Sculptors Gallery will join the Rockaway art scene with their new exhibition, 14 Sculptures on the Rock.
When: Now through October 9, 2017
Where: Rockaway Beach, 94th Street, Far Rockaway, New York 11693

Get out of town to see:

David Sandlin (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’93, ’03, ’09)
Selected works from David Sandlin are on view at his alma mater, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The exhibition is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
When: Now through August 20, 2017, Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM & Saturday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 

Vito Acconci (Architecture/Environmental Structures ’00), Lilliana Porter (Graphics ’85/Film ’99), and Dolores Zorreguieta (Computer Arts ’01)
Works by the three Fellows will be on view at the exhibition La imaginación del desastre
When: June 10, 2017 – September 9, 2017 
Where: Arte x Arte, Lavajella 1062, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chico MacMurtrie (Fellow in Computer Arts ’03, Digital/Electronic Arts ’09)
Pneuma Fountain is MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works’ most recent inflatable robotic sculpture depicting organic transformations and movement at an enlarged scale. It’s currently centered in the courtyard of the Kremsmunster Monastery.
When: June 14, 2017 – October 15, 2017
Where: Kremsmünster Monastery, Stift 1, 4550 Kremsmünster, Austria

New Releases to Enjoy at Home:

Deanna Witkowski (Sponsored Project)
Pre-order Deanna Witkowski’s new release of instrumental jazz and classical hymn tunes by June 12. All pre-orders receive a solo piano bonus track.
When: Now through June 12, 2017

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State, and NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations.

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Image: Courtesy of Parthenia (Sponsored Organization)

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